Original Shrine Category

Reinisch
GERMANY, Franz Reinisch Forum, Fr. Heribert Niederschlag SAC, Wilma Lerchen • On Saturday, August 20, 2022, the Franz Reinisch Forum invited to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the execution of Father Franz Reinisch. He was the only Catholic priest who refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler. For him it was obvious: to swear an oath of allegiance to a criminal like Hitler, never! — The singers of the Limburg Cathedral Choir, conducted by Christoph Kipping, opened the first part of the ceremony. Father Heribert Niederschlag SAC recalledRead More
Institut Diözesanpriester Generalkongress
Schoenstatt – Mount Moriah, Fr. Helmut Ruegamer • The sixth General Congress of the Priests’ Institute has begun on Mount Moriah. Already on Sunday, July 31, 2022, most of the members of the General Congress had arrived. On the first of August, the Congress began on Monday with a Mass in the Original Shrine and a visit to Mount Schoenstatt to the tomb of Fr. Kentenich. — The Congress is composed of delegates from the six regions of the Priests’ Institute, all of which are represented. In the afternoon, theRead More
Santuario Original
ORIGINAL SHRINE, M. Fischer • With the beginning of the pandemic, the scheduling of the Masses in the Original Shrine was changed, the usual celebration of Masses in different languages began, as well as the live transmissions via webcam and the YouTube channel of the Original Shrine, carried out by the Schoenstatt-TV team. However, during this month of August there will be no Masses in Spanish, except on Sundays. — Fr. Pablo Pol, rector of the Original Shrine, announced these days: Time of Chapters, time for prayer The reason forRead More
ventana
COSTA RICA/Schoenstatt, Hugo García • Trusting, resting…like this little bird that perches securely on the cross of the bell tower of the Shrine, from my window in Marienland, I begin to understand better what it means to have complete and total trust, what is “Blank check Surrender”, the “Practical Faith in Divine Providence”…already in a totally practical and experiential way in my today. I hope, I trust, I pray, I believe! — This great experience lived during these days in Schoenstatt, Germany, began with the gratifying announcement by Father JoséRead More
guerra
Pedro M. Dillinger/Maria Fischer • “He will establish justice between nations and rebuke many peoples. Then they will forge their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning knives. They will not lift up sword, nation against nation, and they will no longer learn war” (Isaiah 2:4). Words of the Holy Scriptures which in the 80s of the last century became the slogan of the peace movement in Eastern Germany and partly also in West Germany – swords into plowshares! Words that are becoming loud again today in the faceRead More
Frauenbund
SCHOENSTATT, Press Release of the Schoenstatt Women’s Federation • During the days of 27.12.2021-8.1.2022 the Chapter of the International Schoenstatt Women’s Federation took place. 25 representatives from 7 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Puerto Rico) met and deliberated on the most important matters of the community. The meeting took place in a hybrid format: some members were able to be present on the spot in House Mariengart in Schoenstatt, Germany, while most joined via video conference – a new experience. — A community in the process ofRead More
Gnadenbild Maria Knotenlöserin in Buenos Aires
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer • Pope Francis has invited a worldwide prayer initiative during the month of May to ask for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. The Pontifical Council for promoting the New Evangelization, responsible at the Vatican, has chosen a Marian shrine for each day of the month. The prayer will therefore be taken to shrines on the five continents. — There was and still is a specific prayer intention for each day, each of the 30 shrines prayed the rosary in a non-specific way and always inRead More
bendición
Original Shrine, Maria Fischer • There were some snowflakes that gently fell on the Original Shrine, in the first minute of the New Year 2021. Inside the Shrine, few people, on this New Year’s Eve 2020 without fireworks and celebrations. Father Alejandro Blanco, General Secretary of the Schoenstatt Priests’ Federation, was there, and he spontaneously decided to expose the Blessed Sacrament, and after a few minutes of silent adoration, he imparted the sacramental blessing to those present and to all of Schoenstatt.— The bells of the Original Shrine rang toRead More
Original Shrine| Snapshots – Pedro M. Dillinger / Maria Fischer • Now the youth are coming and they are turning the Original Shrine upside down. Disorder is everywhere you look. Cables, tripods, monitors, a lot of technical stuff. And it goes through my mind: In the beginning it was a storage room, a jumble of garden tools, cobwebs, dust and spiders. Then the young people came, cleared out and cleaned up, so that “from here” the world would be turned upside down and the revolution of Maria would begin, whoRead More
ORIGINAL SHRINE, Pedro M. Dillinger, Maria Fischer • Walk with Mary: “Armed with rosaries, candles and images of the Virgin Mary, an estimated 300,000 devotees joined the Walk with Mary procession”… no, not at the Original Shrine in Schoenstatt, Germany, but in Cebu City, in January 2020, before the pandemic made mass pilgrimages impossible. Walk with Mary: this is the name of typical Filipino processions, with statues and images of the Virgin Mary carried from one shrine to another. Also, Washington, USA, knows the annual “Walk with Mary” procession inRead More